Category Archives: Other London Things

Muted, a new british pop-rock musical at new underground theatre

In October, a new performance space  will open under the Menier Chocolate Factory on Southwark Street.   Muted is one of the plays on their newly announced season,  with performances beginning in December.  The show premiered at The Courtyard Theatre in … Continue reading

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Miranda Hart: Peggy & Me – London Palladium

Miranda Hart is appearing live in conversation at the London Palladium, talking about her  new book Peggy & Me-about her best friend, Peggy, a gorgeous shih tzu–bichon frise cross. That’s a dog, by the way. “It was love at first … Continue reading

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 ‘Groundhog Day,’ All Over Again, Now With Song and Dance

In case you didn’t book tickets based on my recommendation a while back, the reviews are in and you might reconsider.   The NY times says “a hip, cuddly and cunningly sadistic musical adaptation of the 1993 Bill Murray movie … Continue reading

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Home Chat first time in 90 years at Finborough

A unique rediscovery in its first UK production since its premiere in 1927. From the finborough “Janet Ebony and her best friend Peter Chelsworth are innocently sharing a sleeping compartment when their train to Paris is involved in a disastrous … Continue reading

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Amadeus opens at National Theatre October 2016

Amadeus Vienna: the music capital of the world. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, Court Composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized … Continue reading

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5×15 – 5 speakers 15 minutes each-June 20th, July 12th

From 5×15:  “Things pass, but memory remains. It’s ancient wisdom, but apposite for Harry Pearce’s talk on June 20th. This is your official last chance to hear SIX great speakers presenting on subjects ranging from tales of true murder in … Continue reading

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The Big Summer Gig! St. James’s Piccadilly

7.30pm: THE CHOIR WITH NO NAME The Big Summer Gig Be uplifted by The Choir with No Name, who run choirs for people who have experienced homelessness or live on the margins of society, as they sing up a storm … Continue reading

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at National Theatre opens Aug 8th

Winning Review reader NB enthusiastically recommends this award-winning production which arrives at the National following a sell-out run at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a national tour. It’s adapted by Billy Elliot author Lee Hall and directed by Vicky Featherstone, … Continue reading

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Picasso Portraits opens at the National Portrait Gallery October 2016

A hot ticket this fall is sure to be the Picasso Portraits exhibit at the the NPG-make sure to book tickets in advance. From the NPG: “Picasso’s portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition … Continue reading

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Obsession with Jude Law

Opening in May, Jude Law will be at the Barbican for a 4 week stretch in Ivo van Hove’s Obsession based on the movie of the same name and the novel The Postman Always Rings Twice.  Tickets go on sale for … Continue reading

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World’s Highest Tunnel Slide Opens June 24

Unless you’re claustrophobic this looks like it would be really fun.  You now have the chance to slide from top to bottom of the 178m arcelorMittal Orbit tower which was originally built for the London 2012 Olympics, in just 40 seconds, winding around … Continue reading

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Learn from the head of TED

Chris Anderson is TED’s president and head curator. Trained as a journalist after graduating from Oxford University, Anderson launched more than 100 successful magazines and websites before turning his attention to TED. Join Chris and the how to: Academy to talk … Continue reading

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Crime Scene Live at the Natural History Museum

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer? If you’re over 18 you can become a crime scene investigator for the night and work with Museum forensic experts to solve a murder mystery.  This interactive night at the Museum … Continue reading

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The Spoils with Jesse Eisenberg opens in May

  Tickets went on sale this morning for The Spoils  written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg, also starring Kunal Nayyar from Big Bang Theory.  The play is transferring from NY to Trafalgar Studios in May. From Trafalgar, this is “A cuttingly satirical glimpse … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day at the Old Vic July 2016

If you haven’t seen the movie Groundhog Day, it is the story of a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman who is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the isolated small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. (yes there really is … Continue reading

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The Complete Walk / Shakespeare’s Globe April 23rd-24th

  From the Globe “Over the spring weekend of 23 – 24 April 2016, the banks of the Thames will come alive with an extraordinary celebration as Shakespeare’s Globe invites the world to join The Complete Walk. 37 screens along a … Continue reading

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Don’t miss “Trumped” Starring Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane

 

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Curtain Up opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Theatre and Performance Gallery at the V&A is about to open  Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York for a run prior to its  transfer to Lincoln Centre, New York in October. This exhibition … Continue reading

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See Buzz Aldrin in Conversation with Brian Cox at the Science Museum February 28

On February 28th you’ll have a chance to see Buzz Aldrin, one of the first two humans to set foot on another world, which he achieved in the 1969 Apollo 11 moonwalk.   He will be interviewed by British Physicist … Continue reading

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The London Art Salon: London’s art in a relaxed social setting

I often post on literary events and lectures, but Londoners have their choice of art lectures as well.  Here’s one salon which enables you to stay current with the exhibitions around town and do so in a relaxed setting. The London … Continue reading

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